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how php can parse based on "," 305 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all,

I'm sure there is a simple solution to my problem, but I'm kinda limited for time, so I would greatly appreciate any advice or tips.

I have a string: a,b,c,d,e

Using PHP...What is...
Posted by bens1901, on Jul 11, 2004 at 03:30 PM, in Developer Center
ADS Instant DVD "Capty" problem... 334 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,

A few days ago I bought the hardware ADS USB Instant DVD for Mac. The hardware is working fine, but the software that came with it, "CaptyDVD", isn't working. It doesn't seem to identify...
Posted by bens1901, on Jul 11, 2004 at 03:14 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Poll: is it good or is it spam? 375 Views / 3 Replies  
Sometimes a member of a forum finds a web site or product that would be useful to the forum's community. If there's a post that promotes the find, is it good or is it spam? What if the...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 19, 2004 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Simple question: Is the new computer for your... 591 Views / 9 Replies  
Simple question: Is the new computer for your Uncle or for you?

You may want to collect information on the various systems (options, costs, features, etc.), and then present it ALL to him just as...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 18, 2004 at 04:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Who, on their deathbed, ever said, 'Gee, I wish... 993 Views / 35 Replies  
Who, on their deathbed, ever said, 'Gee, I wish I'd spent more time at the office'?"
---Peter Lynch

Also...

"Am I working to live or living to work?" (not sure who said it)
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 11, 2004 at 01:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: what is "robots.txt"? 947 Views / 2 Replies  
Just to add to the excellent post above...

Search engines will look in your root domain for a special file named "robots.txt", which explains how spiders (auto-surfing programs) should treat your...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 11, 2004 at 01:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi. Don't know if this is what you're... 724 Views / 20 Replies  
Hi.

Don't know if this is what you're looking for, but I recommend these thigns to friends who have a day to just have fun and experience a bit of "life" in DC.

-take the Orange or Blue Metro...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 10, 2004 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've thought about taking that approach, but I... 509 Views / 9 Replies  
I've thought about taking that approach, but I want to encourage users to rate the other sites. If a visitor comes to my site and finds a link that then asnwers their question or gives them valuable...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 7, 2004 at 10:51 AM, in Developer Center
I'm trying to build a web site that lists other... 509 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm trying to build a web site that lists other sites with a rating value. When you click on a list item, you'd get a new window with two frames: the top frame is a simple rating scale that you can...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 7, 2004 at 10:32 AM, in Developer Center
Thanks for the ideas. I found a Panasonic... 484 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the ideas.


I found a Panasonic DMR-T3040 dvd burner for about $900.

I imagine that with a $900 price-tag, and reviews have called it professional, that it somehow produces a high...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 6, 2004 at 04:44 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
html frame show external url... 509 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi.

I've got a question about HTML frames which might be simple, but I have not yet found the answer.

I'd like to have a page (a.htm) with 2 frames, the top frame displays a local file...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 6, 2004 at 04:23 PM, in Developer Center
high-quality DVD burner? 484 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello all.

I am interested in learning more about high-quality DVD burning. A friend of mine has a film that they would like to sell over the web. How much would a really good quality DVD burner...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 5, 2004 at 04:17 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: a script to cull data from a site's internal database? 340 Views / 3 Replies  
Before you proceed with this plan, you may want to review the Terms of Use or any related documents on the SEC site to make sure that the system will allow you to perform this automated function....
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 5, 2004 at 05:22 AM, in Developer Center
Re: Looks like a 60GB iPod is coming 1,056 Views / 42 Replies  
Although a large iPod HD would be interesting to see, I personally wouldn't care to spend a bunch of money to get such an advanced device. I'd be happy to maybe get 40gb, then spend the rest of the...
Posted by bens1901, on Jun 3, 2004 at 07:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: statistics with php 363 Views / 2 Replies  
I agree that Google is a very useful tool to use. I had previously checked google and found a bunch of possible sites. However, none seem to include what I'm looking for.

Here is exactly what...
Posted by bens1901, on May 18, 2004 at 12:42 PM, in Developer Center
statistics with php 363 Views / 2 Replies  
Does anyone know of a set up PHP functions that will compute a T-Distribution value. I'm looking for either a free (preferred) or commercial set of statistical functions.

Thanks.

-Ben
Posted by bens1901, on May 18, 2004 at 10:03 AM, in Developer Center
MySQL STD() funny results?... 2,251 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all.

I'm trying to calculate the Standard Deviation for some data in my db. Everything executes, but I get funny results. The MySQL results are different from the results that Microsoft Excel...
Posted by bens1901, on May 18, 2004 at 04:58 AM, in Developer Center
Re: Can I host my own e-mail server? 691 Views / 15 Replies  
Hosting your own email server can be a wonderful thing, but it can be horrible too!

All email servers are targets for hackers. Many "spammers" hack into an email server and then use it to...
Posted by bens1901, on May 17, 2004 at 04:11 AM, in Developer Center
a pretty good site to get started on a topic is... 474 Views / 6 Replies  
a pretty good site to get started on a topic is WebMonkey.com (http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/)
Posted by bens1901, on May 8, 2004 at 03:35 AM, in Developer Center
I'm currently in Dijon, France, and the drivers... 7,538 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm currently in Dijon, France, and the drivers are really good. It shocked me at first, 'cause I was expecting the kinda drivers that you find in Paris. The cars in Paris are scary...close to the...
Posted by bens1901, on May 7, 2004 at 05:25 PM, in Developer Center
I went to high school in NYC. On my first day of... 7,538 Views / 22 Replies  
I went to high school in NYC. On my first day of Driver's-Ed they had me make a left, right, then bam! I was on Broadway! It was absolutely crazy, overly stressful, and nuts...but after that one day...
Posted by bens1901, on May 7, 2004 at 02:30 AM, in Developer Center
Not exactly the response I was looking for. Very... 7,538 Views / 22 Replies  
Not exactly the response I was looking for. Very amusing though :-) I'll let you konw when I'll be in the UK and we'll discuss those cans of Stella.
Posted by bens1901, on May 6, 2004 at 12:53 PM, in Developer Center
profanity list... 7,538 Views / 22 Replies  
Hi,

I'm looking for a list of words that are "obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws" A client wants their...
Posted by bens1901, on May 6, 2004 at 10:53 AM, in Developer Center
slow safari 387 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all.

My Safari application has gotten dreadfully slow in the recent weeks. When I switch between applications my mouse's cursor becomes the spinning-wheel for 1-2 seconds. What would cause...
Posted by bens1901, on May 6, 2004 at 10:27 AM, in Applications
one more thing.... If you do consider using... 858 Views / 17 Replies  
one more thing....

If you do consider using a Tool for web site development, I would recommend NOT using their FTP service.

My sites get requests about once every 5 days for special files that...
Posted by bens1901, on May 6, 2004 at 05:10 AM, in Developer Center
Here's what I do: I register my domain with... 858 Views / 17 Replies  
Here's what I do:

I register my domain with Register.com

Then I have my site hosted at Powweb.com

Here's why I do all of that....
1) I trust Register.com's ability to maintain my domain...
Posted by bens1901, on May 6, 2004 at 05:05 AM, in Developer Center
starting phpbb promotion?... 357 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all.

I'm thinking of starting a bulletin board site.

It seems that people only really participate in a BB when they know that there's a crowd there to talk with. So....the challenge....how...
Posted by bens1901, on May 5, 2004 at 05:52 AM, in Developer Center
You could also open the "Terminal" app and use... 685 Views / 20 Replies  
You could also open the "Terminal" app and use "vi" (I don't think I saw anyone mention this, so I thought I'd add it)
Posted by bens1901, on May 5, 2004 at 05:49 AM, in Developer Center
Another way to improve the speed... if a string... 457 Views / 7 Replies  
Another way to improve the speed...
if a string does not contain any variables, then use single-quotes

my understanding of strings is that the double-quote is analyzed more thoroughly so that any...
Posted by bens1901, on May 5, 2004 at 05:46 AM, in Developer Center
THAT'S AWESOME! I didn't know that "Rand()"... 359 Views / 3 Replies  
THAT'S AWESOME!

I didn't know that "Rand()" existed for mysql.

Thanks a ton.
Posted by bens1901, on May 3, 2004 at 02:21 AM, in Developer Center
rotating db info... 359 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,

I have a database table with several hundred rows. Each row has a status of either "on" or "off".

What I'd like to do is create a PHP page that will randomly select 5 rows from the db...
Posted by bens1901, on May 2, 2004 at 06:06 PM, in Developer Center
looking for SE intro + tips... 299 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all.

I'm interested in learning more about Search Engine rankings, and how to improve a site's ranking. The marketing firms talk about keyword frequency, page titles, links, and other stuff. ...
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 16, 2004 at 11:39 AM, in Developer Center
EyeTV 200... 595 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all.

I've seen a few posts about getting video onto the mac, but I haven't seen EyeTV 200 compared to the others.

Here's what I'm looking to do: take my VCR tapes and feed them into my mac,...
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 13, 2004 at 05:21 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
advice on beginner book... 401 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all.

I've realized something: my parents don't know how to use a computer. I thought they did, but I've just been helping them too much. They've asking me very basic questions, such as: how...
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 11, 2004 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Something to keep in mind...be sure to have a... 417 Views / 9 Replies  
Something to keep in mind...be sure to have a lawyer draft a very "tight" Terms of Use and Liability document so that you and your site are not held accountable for views and opinions that the site...
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 11, 2004 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: TV Shows that were unjustly cancelled... 3,055 Views / 138 Replies  
NBC's show "Ed"
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 11, 2004 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: website idea -- should i do it? 417 Views / 9 Replies  
You could try making a free version open to the public, or you could make a more high-end system that would be tailored towards CIOs. The magazine CIO has had many articles in the past few months...
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 11, 2004 at 02:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
magazine writing jobs $ 312 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi.

This isn't computer or Mac related, but the MacNN members are so helpful in so many ways, I thought I'd ask if any of you know any info on this...

I'm interested in finding some people to...
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 8, 2004 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Should we be quiet about Mac security? or tout it? 4,219 Views / 133 Replies  
I like to follow the concept of "don't underestimate your enemy." Even though Macs have had a successful history with viruses, worms, etc., we must continue to protect our computers. Sure, security...
Posted by bens1901, on Apr 2, 2004 at 03:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Is this kosher? 490 Views / 8 Replies  
If your Design Firm grows, then you want the site to represent a "company" and not an "individual." Therfore, I'd recommend that you keep personal stuff on a personal site, and your professional...
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 31, 2004 at 10:27 AM, in Developer Center
Re: Someone wants to buy my Domain at Slaveway.com 1,385 Views / 4 Replies  
A relative of mine was approached by an anonymous buyer back in '99. He thought it was a joke, so he made up a large number (in the thousands). Well, the company had some deep pockets, and the very...
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 31, 2004 at 10:21 AM, in Developer Center
Poll: what kind are you?... 351 Views / 5 Replies  
Curious about what inspires/encourages people to program web pages, especially since today's 'net industry seems a little financially unstable.

Just thought people might like to do a little poll.
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 30, 2004 at 10:04 AM, in Developer Center
Re: php storing page code?... 332 Views / 2 Replies  
I couldn't find anything on the web to do it, so I wrote a little script to grab the html code and save it to a file. It's probably not the most elegant solution, but it gets the job done. Here it...
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 26, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Developer Center
php storing page code?... 332 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all. I've got about 1,000 records in my database, which I currently display with a PHP page. I'd like to run some sort of script that would basically generate 1,000 html files, each containing...
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 25, 2004 at 11:06 AM, in Developer Center
In college I prefered a rum+coke, rave music... 936 Views / 27 Replies  
In college I prefered a rum+coke, rave music playing, and other people around me doing their own thing while I program.

Now, I find that I program best when I have a white-board within arms...
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 13, 2004 at 05:14 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks everyone for the great advice :-) 308 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks everyone for the great advice :-)
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 10, 2004 at 09:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB drive for old iMac?... 308 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi. I have an old iMac which only has USB1.1 connections (no firewire). I'd like to get an external hard drive for backup purposes. Could anyone recommend a product that doesnt' cost much?

I...
Posted by bens1901, on Mar 9, 2004 at 06:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Re: php search engine?... 324 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks :-)

I'll give it a try.

-Ben
Posted by bens1901, on Feb 19, 2004 at 10:45 PM, in Developer Center
php search engine?... 324 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi. I've got a site hosted with PHP and MySQL. I'd like to create a "Search" tool that would have all of my static pages indexed.

I don't know if this is possible, but I'd really some php tool...
Posted by bens1901, on Feb 18, 2004 at 03:12 PM, in Developer Center
"processing" page ? 283 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi. I'm developing a PHP & MySQL site and I would like to have a page like "This may take one minute. Please wait while your request is being processed." come on the web browser when I'm executing a...
Posted by bens1901, on Dec 9, 2003 at 08:16 AM, in Developer Center
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